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Jerhode Jemboy Baltazar,17 year old fisherman in Navotas, dreamt of becoming a seafarer but...

TIMELINE: The killing of 17-year-old Jemboy Baltazar in Navotas
Jairo Bolledo Aug 12, 2023

MANILA, Philippines – Six years after the killing of Kian delos Santos in Caloocan City in August 2017, another 17-year-old died in the hands of cops.

Jerhode Jemboy Baltazar was killed by cops in Navotas City while the teen was at the river near their home. He was a protective brother to his sisters and a loving son to his mother and father.

Jemboy dreamt of becoming a seafarer, but stopped going to school before he could finish Grade 10. To help his family, he worked as a fisherman.

Unfortunately, Jemboy could no longer fulfill his dream of helping his parents. He was killed by the police in the same river that sustained their livelihood.